Then here’s some bad news: Your risk of a certain type of arthritis, called osteoarthritis, is on the rise.
Chances are if you have this condition, you experience significant pain in your knees as well, called knee osteoarthritis.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a cure for knee osteoarthritis.
But before signing away your livelihood to a cocktail of pain relievers, here’s something positive–eating low-carb could vanquish pain.
Yes, that’s right: Just by decreasing your carb intake, you could experience less pain in your knees.
According to new research published in Pain Medicine, low-carb dieting reduced oxidative stress, a condition where free radicals overpower antioxidants and cause unwanted changes in cells. Oxidative stress isn’t good–left unchecked, it can lead to disease.
But, miraculously enough, eating fewer carbs helps reduce its effects on cells. Now that’s a good reason to stop eating so much bread and pasta.
To reap these rewards yourself, try gradually lowering your grain intake–over time, you’ll feel better, and it could lead to a pain-free life as well.